It's about seven-tenths as long as a Football field.
In other words, the length of a Football field is 1.428570 times 2.80 shackles.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 4 shackles from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 0.3333330 shackles farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 2.80 shackles is 1.4870 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.67250 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 1.8820 shackles from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.630 times 2.80 shackles.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 1.80 shackles tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.610 times 2.80 shackles.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 1.710 shackles tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, 2.80 shackles is 0.590 times the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 1.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 4.70 shackles. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about half as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 2.80 shackles is 0.5020 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 1.990 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 5.580 shackles tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about half as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 2.80 shackles is 0.4860 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 2.06 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 5.760 shackles to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 3,500 shackles to the northwest.